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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-29-2009, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Needing some puppy info please.....

As the title says my wife and I are needing a little help. We have a 2 y/o GSD (Zola) and a few days ago we got a 9 week old (Ellie). We have always had dogs in out lives but never a puppy. The puppy that we got came to us on Iams and we are switching the puppy over to Nutro like our older GSD. It seems that Ellie is starting to get bowed legs in the front and I am becoming very nervous that this is going to be something bad. Can anyone tell me if this is normal for puppies to have bowed legs at this age as they are still growing and developing? Also is it bad to have the puppy on Large Breed puppy food from Nutro? A lot of the info that I am finding on line says that the large breed puppy food is not good for the pups even the Nutro brand that is supposed to be good stuff. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Sorry if this was a little long and thanks you for taking the time to help.
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Re: Needing some puppy info please.....

i think if you post some pics of your pup
that would be most helpfull.
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I will try to post some up. I usually do not have the best of luck posting pics though.
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i have no idea how to post pics.
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Re: Needing some puppy info please.....

my vet told me (when my pups were 6 months old) to get them off puppy food ASAP because in large, fast growing dogs, it could lead to bone problems. She said my boys were fine & I switched from puppy beneful to ProPlan Beef & Rice shredded formula, which she suggested.

I don't think bowed legs is a good sign in any age dog.
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Originally Posted By: doggiedadi have no idea how to post pics.
Go to Forum, under Introductions and Welcome Mat
there is a thread for how to post pictures
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Originally Posted By: LaraI don't think bowed legs is a good sign in any age dog.
I did not think so either, that is why I am concered. I was just not sure if this was something that she was still possibly able to grow out of. I am going to be sceduling an appt with a vet for this week. Thank you for you info. =)
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Here -
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Good luck! I hope after seeing the vet there is some sort of care plan to put her on to straighten those legs out.

Sorry, I know next to nothing about bowed legs except it's not normal.
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i've never fed puppy food to a puppy.
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